The ‘Must Try Harder’ Skirt
Just so you know, this is not exactly my most successful challenge, and the less said about the photographs the better. However I am posting anyway just to prove that I did complete this challenge.
This really was back to school week for us. A new school for my eldest and a move to a new department at work for me. I was amazed that I managed to do any sewing at all. I used the same pattern that I used for my the Green challenge earlier in the year. The green version is sadly unwearable due to it sneaking into the washing machine and shrinking to Barbie doll size. Maybe I should have taken that as an omen. Anyway, the Facts:
Fabric Grey, black and teal plaid – no idea what it’s made of, something synthetic and stretchy.
Pattern BurdaStyle Jenny Basic Skirt
Notions Thread, zipper
Time to complete about 2 hours
First worn For work on Tuesday
Wear again? With a long top to hide the zipper
Total price Nothing, everything came from stash
I did manage to make this on Sunday evening, and all went well except for the zipper, which just wouldn’t do what it was supposed to. With packed lunches still to make and school bags to pack I cobbled it together quickly and it shows. However this skirt is ridiculously comfortable to wear, so with the right top I will probably get a fair bit of use out of it.
Well that was Sunday. It is now Friday morning and I have only just got round to submitting my post (sorry Mena!). Am I the only one who finds that it is not the actual sewing challenges that make it hard to post each week, but getting my creations photographed and on to the computer? The self timer on my camera is playing up so with much bribery I had to persuade daughter No. 1 to take the photos before school. As you can see, her heart wasn’t really in it so I think I will just chalk this up to experience and move on to the next one.